Afghan women trained to secure election polling stations
5 April 2014 Last updated at 00:23 BST
Afghans will elect a new president on 5 April, and according to Afghanistan's Election Commission, about four million women - 35% of all eligible voters - are expected to vote.
In a country with strict divisions between the sexes, thousands of women are now being trained to provide security at over 8,000 female-only polling stations.
BBC Persian's Bahaar Joya reports from Kabul.